Morning Briefing

Morning Briefing

There are 11 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Oct 1, 2010, titled Morning Briefing. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

The Second Annual Apple Festival, organized by the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be held in Railroad Park on Main Street in Cambridge, beginning at 10 a.m. The chamber is organizing an apple pie bake-off, open to all amateur bakers, budding chefs and chef wannabes, . The winning contestant's name will be placed on the fall menu of the ...

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Sunshine

South Hadley, MA

#1 Oct 2, 2010
Senate candidate forum

BENNINGTON -- The local branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a forum for state Senate candidates on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Fire Facility on River Street.

Candidates for the two Bennington County seats are Sen. Dick Sears-D, Sen. Bob Hartwell-D, and Republican challengers Patricia Blair and Gerald Woodard.

Bennington candidate forum set

BENNINGTON - A forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House on River Street. The four candidates for Bennington County Senator will be participating: incumbents Dick Sears (D) and Bob Hartwell (D) and challengers Patricia Blair (R) and Gerald Woodard (R).

Each candidate will make an opening and closing statement and field questions posed by a panel. The forum will then be open to audience questions. Refreshments will be served immediately following, allowing the public to meet the candidates and speak informally with them. Everyone is welcome. This Candidate Forum is sponsored by the Bennington County branch of the American Association of University Women and will be moderated by member Julie Mackaman. It will be cablecast by CAT-TV and broadcast by WBTN, both at a later date.

http://www.manchesterjournal.com/community/ci...

I find it interesting that the AAUW which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research is sponsoring this forum. There is just one woman running so I guess the AAUW is looking to advance the equity of that woman. That woman is Patricia Blair.

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Jock

South Hadley, MA

#2 Oct 3, 2010
Can't wait. I wonder what she thinks about gay and bisexual men and women? Time to open peoples eyes.
Bryce

Brookline, MA

#3 Oct 5, 2010
Jock wrote:
Can't wait. I wonder what she thinks about gay and bisexual men and women? Time to open peoples eyes.
No matter her opinion, it doesn't matter. She would not be the First woman in the State House that was STRAIGHT and believed in the concept of our standard Man/Woman sacrement called Marriage, and it's not a crime to be for life or Pro Life! As a Senator they represent all the people of their district, and agree to do so regardless of sexual preferences. Do you not think just because patricia Blair Chose to marry a man, that she would not stand up for a gay citizen regardless of her own preferences? thats Nuts, because there are alot of legislators that are against gay marriage and abortions. They still represent their citizens, and so will Patricia Blair no matter your opinion.
GDog

Miami, FL

#4 Oct 5, 2010
There are also male legislators and clergy that are against homosexuality but like to have sex with men.
LSU

United States

#5 Oct 5, 2010
GDog wrote:
There are also male legislators and clergy that are against homosexuality but like to have sex with men.
I know of some boys from Woodford that do also.
InformedVoter

South Hadley, MA

#6 Oct 5, 2010
Actually it does matter because as a senator she would be in a position to stand for or against a lot of things including being against gays and abortion.

Special interest candidates like Patricia Blair will not represent all their citizens. Thats already coming out by not speaking on the issues and hiding her agendas and special interest from the voters. What has she said so far? Nothing. It's a well known fact that Patricia Blair accepted almost half of her campaign contributions from Boston College law professer Scott Fitzgibbon of 104 School St in Belmont MA 20478 who is anti gay marriage and against abortion. Also note that Scott T. Fitzgibbon contributed thousands to 2010 New Hampshire Republican House of Representatives Candidate Frank Guinta who is also anti gay and anti abortion. By Fitzgibbon contributing thousands to anti gay and anti abortion candidates it says it all on where he stands with the issues. Why is he so interested in funding Patricia Blair? Want me to answer that for you? Don't believe me? Here is more on Scott T. Fitzgibbon.

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/09/boston-college...

At least someone can make light of this not so funny subject.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_libraria...
Smokey

South Hadley, MA

#7 Oct 5, 2010
I could care less about gays and abortion. I want to know where she stands on Tobacco and Smoking Issues since they are such a big deal these days. Where does Republican Senate Candidate Patricia Blair stand on Tobacco and Smoking Issues? What are her views on Excise Taxes, Smoking Restrictions, Bans and other related issues? I don't know a voter who doesn't smoke so I would think that she should be interested in how we feel about it. I'm sick and tired of paying an arm and a leg to kill myself and others with my smokes.
Warner Brothers Star

Houston, TX

#8 Oct 5, 2010
LSU wrote:
<quoted text>I know of some boys from Woodford that do also.
They also claim to be against sex with farm animals, but we know how much they adhere to that ethical code.

Been kinda quiet in east bennington lately. Did something happen to ol' Marky?...was it time for his bris? Did they have to borrow microscopes from the middle school where he "hangs out"?
LSU

United States

#9 Oct 6, 2010
Warner Brothers Star wrote:
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They also claim to be against sex with farm animals, but we know how much they adhere to that ethical code.
Been kinda quiet in east bennington lately. Did something happen to ol' Marky?...was it time for his bris? Did they have to borrow microscopes from the middle school where he "hangs out"?
What's going on Elmer?
Warner Brothers Star

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Oct 7, 2010
LSU wrote:
<quoted text>What's going on Elmer?
Not much interesting here lately. Marky's not even being annoying enough to respond to. His cialis prescription must have been replaced with salt peter again by nurse ratchett. The farm animals are feeling lonely.
Warner Brothers Star

Brattleboro, VT

#12 Oct 7, 2010
Alexs Beach Saloon wrote:
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I'm curious Elmer, how do you suppose they chose which animals to use each week???? I have this image of George Clooney starring at those goats before they fall over dead....
Naw, I don't think it is the svengali thing. More like they catch the oldest and slowest livestock each week.

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